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Sophie

All-round Animal Carer

Utrecht
6 time favorited
2 recurring guests
Last contacted 14 days ago
Last active 13 days ago
Usually responds within one day
<9h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 EUR for each additional pet
10 EUR
/walk
All services and rates

About Sophie

Hello pet owners! My name is Sophie, and I am a 23 year old student, who has just arrived from Australia. I am a Dutch-Australian dual citizen, however currently my Dutch is still limited. I have just commenced my Masters in animal behaviour and animal welfare at Utrecht University and hence I can offer my services both around multiple regions in the Netherlands. I am available around the Delft region (where I spend most of my free time with my boyfriend) but also in Apeldoorn and Utrecht. I am the daughter of an equine veterinarian and my extensive experience with animals is demonstrated in the skills section. I have worked with alpacas, primates, and primarily with horses.

I am motivated to becoming a petsitter due to the menagerie of beloved pets I have left at home. I miss them enormously! Prior to arriving in the Netherlands, I had two dogs, one lizard, one bird, one cat and two horses at home. I am extremely comfortable with all aspects of their care, many of these animals had been with me since I was a small child. Previously, I have owned tropical fish and a range of farm animals. I can offer a range of services. I am a responsible student, and also babysat and housedat during my entire Bachelor's degree, so I understand how to take care of someones's home and pets.

Services: I can offer a range of services, and precise needs can be organised with my directly. These include home visits, overnight stays and dog walking.

Pet sitting - house visits can be arranged one or two times daily, depending on your needs. Services include feed and water, walking, cleaning of tank/cage, giving the pet attention, grooming and bathing.

Overnight stays in your home are possible.

Dog walking - typically, I walked my dogs at home for 1 hour. This is my preferred duration of a walk, however more or less time can be arranged. I am comforable with up to four well-behaved dogs on a walk at one time.

If you have specific requirements do not hesitate to contact me.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Sophie

Sophie's services

At your home

Dog Walking
Find a dog walker to collect your dog from home and take your dog for a 30 min walk
5 EUR for each additional pet
10 EUR
/walk
House Sitting
Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
25 EUR
/night
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
18 EUR for two visits a day
10 EUR
/day

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

reviews

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Home Visits
Marie-Louise, 2019-08-13

Sophie is a very nice, positive and reliable young lady who took care of our cat very well. She has extended knowledge of animals and is an animal lover too. She spended a lot of time with our cat and visibly enjoyed it. We would definitely revommend her!

Dog Walking
Yvette, 2019-07-25

Zeer tevreden met Sophie als oppas. Ze is heel vriendelijk en flexibel. De katten waren snel aan haar gewend. Voor herhaling vatbaar.

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & French
+5 years of experience
I can take care of exotic animals

I have extensive animal work experience from Australia. They are listed below:

National Zoo and Aquarium (2017-2018) - weekly volunteer in primate section of zoo, dealing with all aspects of care including cleaning, feeding and medicating.

Coolawarra Alpaca Stud (2015) - stud hand, responsible for all care of alpacas at farm and away at shows, the largest alpaca stud in Australia.

Manx Park Thoroughbreds (2013-2017) - morning stable care of 7-12 yearling thoroughbreds.

Retford Equine Veterinary Clinic (2012-2017) - stable hand, looking after all aspects of horse care, including clients horses.

Australian National University (2015) - provided care three mornings a week for the possums in care of the Research School of Biology.

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

Stats

<9h
Response time
100%
Response rate
1d ago
Last activity
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Sophie

Sophie

All-round Animal Carer

Utrecht
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 EUR for each additional pet
10 EUR
/walk
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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